How does shipping work?

We charge a flat rate of R450.00 per package sent. This covers the cost of our travel to and from the airport, the packaging as well as the cost of the animals travel.

The cost of the shipping will be included into the total cost of the purchase and needs to be paid before any animals will leave our premises. If you are purchasing an animal from our Online Store and you require shipping, please state so on the “Additional Information” space provided. Also please include an additional R450.00 onto your total amount when making payment.

We are currently able to fly our animals, using Bidair Pet Lounge to various airports around the country, namely:

  • O.R Tambo International
  • Cape Town International
  • East London Airport
  • Port Elizabeth International
  • George Airport

Once your purchase has been paid in full and you have successfully obtained your permit, we will advise you of possible transportation dates and then we will make a booking and forward you a booking confirmation. If your animal has been sent with Bidvest Petlounge, you will be able to find directions to each branch on their website. Take your ID along with you when going to collect. You can find directions to each collection point, in this document


Each province in South Africa will have their own requirements with regards to what permits are required for the transportation of snakes into that province. Please contact your applicable Conservation Office to find out what their requirements are. Should you require a Bill of Sale from us, we will gladly provide one to you.

These permits are normally valid for 30 days from the date of issue, so dont get one too soon or you run the risk of it expiring before your purchase can be shipped.

Once you have received your permit, please mail it through to us on . I will then be able to book the flights with Bidair Pet Lounge.

Shipping to small towns?

Occasionally we would be able to get your purchase to locations outside of the major cities, however this is not a certainty. Please enquire for more info.